Senior Scrum Master
The Hartford
 Hartford, CT
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Position Description

Ready to grow your career enabling the Agile ways of delivering Data Capabilities?

The Enterprise Data Organization – Commercial Lines in IT is looking for an experienced Senior Scrum Master to join us in driving our transformation to Lean-Agile ways of working. The Senior Scrum Master's primary role is to be a servant leader and coach for one or more Agile teams. This person will help educate the team in Lean-Agile, Scrum, Kanban and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), ensuring that the agreed Lean-Agile process is being followed and aligns with The Hartford's Enterprise Business Delivery Model. They also help remove impediments, and foster an environment for high-performing team dynamics, continuous flow, and relentless improvement.

What's in it for you?

  • Act as servant leader and coach for one or more Scrum teams enabling the effective use and practices of the Agile framework in achieving business outcomes
  • Work closely with multiple Scrum Masters, teams, and Product Owners to ensure execution of scaled Agile consistent with the Enterprise Business Delivery Model
  • Collaboration with a high-performing, forward-focused team, Product Owner(s) and Business stakeholders
  • Experience affecting change in the organization towards Agile adoption and sustainability
  • Enable and influence the timely and successful delivery of business data capabilities and/or technology objectives
  • Solve problems that arise when scaling/executing/adopting Agile with new teams, removing impediments at an organizational level; intuitively identifying how everyday deliverables trace back to a high-level strategy and business value generation; managing risks and continuous improvement at a program and/or at an initiative level
  • Facilitate planning events with Product Owner/Development Team and ensuring that planning is a continuous and a visible activity; Influence optimal product backlog management
  • Serve as a coach and mentor for the Scrum team to share knowledge of Agile and Lean values, principles, best practices and training
  • Work with Product Owners and Stakeholders to develop and enable meaningful metrics

What is The Hartford looking for?

  • A lean-agile mindset and leads team efforts in relentless improvement
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Scrum Master
  • Commitment to servant leadership and drive to achieve team, initiative and program objectives
  • Prior experience affecting change in organizations towards agile adoption and sustainability
  • Strong communication, facilitation, presentation and leadership capabilities
  • Bachelor degree in Communications, Business, Computer Science, or related discipline
  • 3-5 years of experience in any part of the software development lifecycle; Preferred prior experience with successful enablement of Data Delivery initiatives
  • Scrum Master industry certification
  • Experience using agile toolsets such as Agile Central
  • Preferred - SAFe Certified Scrum Master (SSM), Experience in a scaled-agile environment

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